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SECOND OFFENSE DUI
A second DUI conviction within ten years can result in increased jail time. The legal maximum a judge can sentence you to on a second offense DUI is 365 days in county jail (this would be served at "half-time" meaning you would serve six months). The minimum sentence is ten days in county jail. However, most counties will allow you to serve this time on either the sheriff's Work Alternative Program or on the Electronic Home Monitoring program. You also face a two-year license suspension (longer if you refused a chemical test) and a requirement to complete the 18-month alcohol education program.
If you install an ignition interlock device and file an SR-22 (proof of insurance), and enroll in the 18-month DUI school, you will be eligible for a restricted driver's license.
The probationary period does not change on a multiple offense DUI. In Monterey County it is five years of informal, non-reporting probation. In Santa Cruz and most other counties the period is three years.
THIRD OFFENSE DUI
If this is your third DUI in ten years, the legal minimum jail sentence the judge can impose is 120 days. Many judges will want you to serve at least part of this time in county jail and the rest in either the Work Alternative Program or in supervised home confinement. However, hiring the right Monterey DUI attorney can determine whether you actually end up serving time behind bars.
You may be a good candidate for DUI treatment court, which Mr. Crawford will discuss with you and is just one option to help you stay out of jail. Don't lose hope. Call us now.
Second and third offense DUIs are still misdemeanors as long as nobody was injured. A fourth offense DUI is virtually always filed as a felony. Read here about Felony DUI consequences.
Mr. Crawford is the number one Monterey DUI attorney. He wins challenging DUI cases. Most recently, he got a dismissal for a client with a .15% blood alcohol level and not a "not guilty" verdict for a client with a .28% blood test result. He also obtained dismissals of four DUI cases in a single week.
Mr. Crawford is highly sought-after throughout the Central Coast for his expertise and in-depth knowledge of DUI science and DUI defense. Call Mr. Crawford today to discuss your case at (831) 783-0222.
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